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This site includes pages on: traditional boat building, published books and on family history.

Boats and Boat-building

This section has blogs on boats we have built and on the techniques used to craft and restore traditional boats and ships. This page has plans for the 15-foot, 4.6 metre, Irish gandelow featured in Wooden Boat Magazine no 260. 

Beautement Books

Beautement Books started publishing in 2014. Their second book is a detailed guide (with plans) for building a traditional wooden fishing boat - the river Shannon gandelow. You can read about the books here.

Our books, both those already published and others being written, are listed on the Events page. A new page has been added about the book “Complexity Demystified” which was first published in 2011 by Triachy Press - but copyright has now returned to the authors and so it can be downloaded as a PDF from this site.

Family History

This section provides information about our unusual family name, its origins and history.


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[16 Jul 2018]


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